Famous American Schooners


Schooner_America-2Schooner “America” commons.wikimedia.orgAmerica Limited 32001

Schooner “America”

Atlantic Limited 32001

Schooner “Atlantic”

A schooner has at least two fore-and-aft rigged masts. This type of vessel evolved in Dutch waters in the 17th century, but it later appeared in North America. Schooner rig was ideal for medium sized vessel that sailed close to the wind. Later, the schooner was used as basis for racing yachts, and the name caught the public imagination.

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  1. http://www.gonautical.blog September 26, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    Reblogged this on Go Nautical.

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